Rep. Rashida Tlaib indicated that she will not travel to the West Bank to visit family, despite getting permission hours before from Israel’s interior minister.
“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”
Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://t.co/z5t5j3qk4H
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced on Friday that she would not be traveling the state of Israel only hours after the Israeli government approved her special request to visit her family in the West Bank.
“My sity wanted to pick figs [with] me. I broke down reading this [and] worry every single day after I won for my family’s safety,” Tlaib said in a series of tweets. “My cousin was texting me which photo of [Omar] & I they should put on a welcoming poster when I heard the news. I couldn’t tell her.”
“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions,” she continued. “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me [and] use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive [and] racist policies.” More
Such outrage from Democrats and the MSM when Israel denied them entry. But it is okay for Dems to say the President can’t visit Dayton or El Paso‽
Twitter weighs in:
? Only if you TONED down the HYPERBOLIC RHETORIC you’d be able to help. Instead you’re PART of the PROBLEM and not part of the SOLUTION. The folks of Palestine need a strong voice in the ??. It could be YOU! But you choose the RHETORIC over COMMON SENSE. Fight hate with ❤️
— Matthew Adessa (@MatthewAdessa1) August 16, 2019
I guess your grandmother doesn’t mean as much to you as the boycott, divest and sanction movement (also known as destroy Israel)
— Steph (@steph93065) August 16, 2019
All they are asking is that you not advocate a global boycott of their country for a few days.
And they are OVERRIDING Israeli law to let you enter!https://t.co/XQWHZCeVzY
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 16, 2019
Well dahling seeing your elderly gma isnt as important as politics. When granted a visit with her, now you don’t want to go see her. Shame on you using your gma like that! I loved mine and I would never have used her. This was all to start trouble
— I’m so right❤❤MAGA? We are Q WWG1WGA (@RUSTIMCCOLLUM) August 16, 2019